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Jun 23, 2017 JWP
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Summary: Free Shell accounts on old Computers with old programing langs Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2320 From Wikipedia: Living Computers: Museum + Labs (LCM+L) is a computer and technology museum located in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. LCM+L showcases vintage computers which provide interactive sessions, either through time-sharing operating systems or single-user interfaces. This gives users a chance to actually use the computers on-line or in person in...
Topics: museum, vintage computer
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Summary: MattKingUSA review of dell gaming laptop and an update on Minimal Music Site Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2319 Hey this is MattKingUSA doing an update of my project Minimal Music Site. And also a review of my new laptop! Thanks for listening! http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7567-laptop/pd?oc=cn56701&model_id=inspiron-15-7567-laptop http://www.minimalmusicsite.org
Topics: review, laptop, php, cms, music
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Jun 21, 2017 swift110
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Summary: I talk about why I love my thinkpads so much and how I appreciate having them Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2318 https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd015734 https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/migr-75044
Topics: thinkpad, laptop, lenovo, x201, t420
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Jun 20, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: How does scp manage extended glob patterns? Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2317 Bash snippet - extglob and scp The Problem Following on from my last show on filename expansion , concentrating on extended patterns and the extglob option, I was asked a question by Jon Kulp in the comment section. Jon was using ls *(*.mp3|*.ogg) to find all OGG and MP3 files in a directory which also held other files. However, when he wanted to copy this subset of files elsewhere he had...
Topics: Bash, shopt, filename expansion, scp, rsync
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Jun 19, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2316 In this episode I cover the menus 0 to 5 of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver Menu 0, Squelch, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squelch Menu 1, STEP - Frequency Step Menu 2, TXP - Transmit Power, Lo / Hi (1W/ 4W), Menu 3, SAVE - Battery Save, OFF/1/2/3/4 (1:1 / 1:2 / 1:3 / 1:4) Menu 4, VOX, Voice Operated Switch /...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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Jun 16, 2017 Ahuka
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Summary: Penguicon 2017 took place on April 28-30, 2017 in Southfield, Michigan Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2315 Penguicon 2017 is a combined technology and science fiction convention in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, and presents over 500 hours of programming over the entire weekend. Of this, around 100 hours are open source, tech-related. In this episode I tell you about my own personal experience at Penguicon this year. Links: http://2017.penguicon.org/
Topics: Penguicon 2017, open source event
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Jun 15, 2017 NYbill
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Summary: NYbill talking about repairing a computer motherboard. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2314 NYbill talks about repairing a motherboard. Errata: Even though I go into a bit about different types of capacitors I didn't plan on this being an episode about capacitors themselves. Even though I mention some different types. Bonus, there are also Trimmer Caps. And yes, I know LCD's don't have a trace. The old school CRT user popped out there. You all knew what I meant. Also, I...
Topics: repair, motherboard, capacitor, polymer electrolytic capacitor, ceramic capacitor
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Jun 14, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu talks about NilFS2 Series: Filesystems Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2313 Klaatu talks about NilFS2, including how to monitor checkpoints, create snapshots, and browse snapshots. NILFS or NILFS2 (New Implementation of a Log-structured File System) is a log-structured file system implementation for the Linux kernel. It is being developed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) CyberSpace Laboratories and a community from all over the world. NILFS was...
Topics: file system, NILFS, NILFS2, checkpoint, snapshot
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Jun 13, 2017 Frank Bell
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Summary: Frank describes how he used XAMPP to clone his website to localhost so he could shoot some trouble. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2312 Using XAMMP To Toubleshoot a Website XAMMP is package containing a complete LAMPP stack configured to work out of the box. It is avalable for Mac, Windows, and Linux from ApacheFriends.org and includes Apache MariaDB PHP Perl XAMPP is excellent for testing a new website, testing updates for an existing site, or troubleshooting a...
Topics: XAMPP, Apache, PHP, Perl, Wordpress
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Jun 12, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2311 In this episode I cover the rear and front panel features & controls of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver Lithium Ion Battery, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery Oscillator, wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_oscillator Variable Frequency Oscillator (VFO), Wikipedia...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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Jun 9, 2017 Geddes
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Summary: A look at the final Kdenlive project workflow and conclusion. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2310 Hello HPR listeners this is Geddes with part 6 the final article in this Kdenlive series entitled Workflow and Conclusion. The topics included are: The Gold Master The render menu and the gold master Encoding Workflow Post production workflow Conclusion Here's the link to the original article. https://opensource.com/life/12/1/kdenlive-part-6-workflow-and-conclusion
Topics: Kdenlive, opensource.com, workflow
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Jun 8, 2017 Jon Kulp
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Summary: A show about my efforts to get lots of students to help correct transcriptions of my online lectures Series: Accessibility Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2309 In order to meet basic accessibility standards, I need to have text alternatives to the audio of my online video lectures for my music appreciation class. I have a transcription tool called Dragon Dictate that can do most of the heavy lifting as far as getting a raw transcript of the audio, but the transcription...
Topics: Accessibility, scripting, audio editing, speech-to-text
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Jun 7, 2017 clacke
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Summary: Here's how I use Guix in my day-to-day. Fleshed out audio of a comment on ep 2198. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2308 Back at hpr2198 :: How awesome is Guix and why will it take over the world I wrote a comment about how I use guix in everyday practice. Here's the full episode for that comment. The most common operations I do are: guix environment --ad-hoc ncdu , where ncdu stands for something I heard about and want to try out, or something I only use once a month....
Topics: guix, linux, nix, sysadmin, development
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Jun 6, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2307 In this episode I cover the controls and connectors around the outside edge of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver Jack Plug / Socket, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phone_connector_(audio) I couldn't find a link to the supposed problem with the headphone socket on the Baofeng UV5R and despite regularly plugging and...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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Jun 5, 2017 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in May 2017 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2306 New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: TheDUDE , Knox . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2281 Mon 2017-05-01 HPR Community News for April 2017 HPR Volunteers 2282 Tue 2017-05-02 Pathfinder Adventure Card Game klaatu 2283 Wed 2017-05-03 Saving money shaving with double and single edge safety razors Dave Yates 2284 Thu 2017-05-04...
Topic: Community News
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Summary: Installing Linux Ubuntu GNOME to dual boot with Windows 10 on an HP laptop. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2305 This presentation describes the installation of Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 to dual boot with Windows 10 Home on an HP Spectre x360-13 laptop. Previously, I had been using Linux in a virtual machine on Windows. After the update, there was a very significant improvement in performance working in Linux without the Windows/VM overhead. It turned out to not be difficult...
Topics: Linux, Dual-boot
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Jun 1, 2017 Shane Shennan
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Summary: Shane just switched his desktop environment from XFCE to Gnome 3. Here is his experience, so far. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2304 Here are the three Gnome 3 extensions I am enjoying: Clipboard indicator at https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/779/clipboard-indicator/ Dynamic top bar at https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/885/dynamic-top-bar/ Removable drive menu at https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/7/removable-drive-menu/
Topics: ubuntu, linux, xfce, gnome 3, desktop environment
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May 31, 2017 Geddes
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Summary: Recording Audio in Kdenlive Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2303 Hello again HPR listeners this is Geddes with you again with Kdenlive part 5 All About Audio. The topics included are: Audio Recording and Synchronization Best Practices for a Basic Mix Exporting Here's the link to the original article. https://opensource.com/life/11/12/kdenlive-part-5-all-about-audio
Topics: Kdenlive, opensource.com, recording, audio
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May 30, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: After learning about the nullglob option I have started to use it Series: Bash Scripting Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2302 Bash snippet - nullglob I recently did an HPR show about Bash filename expansion and described the ' shopt ' command and its options. One of the options I talked about was ' nullglob ' which controls what is returned from an expansion when no files match. When ' nullglob ' is enabled, and a pattern does not match, nothing is returned. When it is...
Topics: Bash, shopt, filename expansion
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May 29, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2301 This episode will be right up your street if you like rambling podcasts. I planned to cover the supplied accessories of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver however somewhere along the line I rambled off topic and started blathering on about a whole range of topics. I cover the VHF / UHF spectrum, radio frequency, wavelength...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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May 26, 2017 JWP
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Summary: A talk about the original intel compute stick with ubuntu factory installed Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2300 Well basically the stick out of the box was not very usable. I had to struggle with it for a long time to make it work for me doing even the most basic tasks. I went to http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/ and things got better.
Topics: Intel CompuStick, Ubuntu, UEFI
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May 25, 2017 Shane Shennan
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Summary: Here are the five items in the bag I take to my job. Series: What's in My Toolkit Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2299 A computer instructor explains why there is a flashlight, a flash drive, a set of picture dice, a small notebook, and a cell phone in his bag.
Topics: instructor, bag
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May 24, 2017 brian
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Summary: diagnosing a phantom power drain on an automobile Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2298 disconnect negative battery cable. connect multimeter between battery and cable. read amp draw... 15-20 millivolts is on the high end. unplug fuses one at a time, until the problem circuit is identified. ... some lip smacking, and vocal fry.
Topic: automotive
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May 23, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Andrew and Dave offer you some more tracks from Magnatune Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2297 More Magnatune Favourites After nearly two years Andrew ( @mcnalu ) and Dave have prepared another show of some of their favourite music from Magnatune for your pleasure. Andrew #1: Album: " Helium " by prettyhowtown Track: Rodrigo (04:25) Genre: Ambient Link: http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/prettyhowtown-helium Dave #1: Album: " The Secret Life of Angels...
Topics: Magnatune, music
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May 22, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2296 In this episode I go through the general specification of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver VHF, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_high_frequency UHF, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_high_frequency 2 Meter band, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-meter_band 70 Cm band, Wikipedia...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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May 19, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: Show about my latest Linux Distro find Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2295 MX Linux OS Hi To all in HPR land, this is Tony Hughes in the UK back with you. I noticed that the queue has a couple of gaps in the next week or so here goes again. Apart from my last show I've recently done shows on current Linux distro's that are suitable for older hardware but with a modern look and feel and fully featured with the latest software available. As you...
Topics: Linux, Distributions
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May 18, 2017 Shane Shennan
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Summary: 11 things you can do with a toddler you are taking care of. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2294 Here is the list I check when I am looking for something to do with my toddler. Note that these are good indoor activities. [ ] Milk and TV [ ] Duplo [ ] Dollhouse [ ] Meal preparation [ ] Mixing bowl [ ] Crafts or painting [ ] Sink time [ ] Chasing and tickling [ ] Reading [ ] Cat videos [ ] Container of similar things
Topics: parenting, toddlers, children
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May 17, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Finishing off the subject of expansion in Bash (part 2) Series: Bash Scripting Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2293 More supplementary Bash tips Pathname expansion; part 2 of 2 Expansion As we saw in the last episode 2278 (and others in this sub-series) there are eight types of expansion applied to the command line in the following order: Brace expansion (we looked at this subject in episode 1884 ) Tilde expansion (seen in episode 1903 ) Parameter and variable expansion...
Topics: Bash, expansion, filename expansion, extglob, extended pattern matching
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May 16, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An in depth series about the Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF hand-held transceiver. Series: QSK, HAM radio Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2292 In this episode I give a brief introduction and demonstration of the Baofeng UV5R VHF / UHF Hand Held Transceiver General Information about radio repeaters, Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_repeater Link to my local 2 Meter repeater GB3FF http://www.csfmg.com/GB3FF.htm The (Chinese) Radio Documentation Project...
Topic: Amateur Radio
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May 15, 2017 Hannah, of Terra, of Sol
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Summary: Conveniences you, and herself that Arch Linux on a Chromebook is a good idea! Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2291 ArchLinux on a CELES Samsung Chromebook 3 Before begining Required tools Screwdriver Install medium ( Arch-Anywhere ) USB keyboard (Built-in needs pinctrl-cherryview.c ) Internet connecion Other Device (Maybe) Links https://www.startpage.com/do/dsearch?query=xe500c13 https://mrchromebox.tech/#fwscript Packages to expect/build linux-galliumos-braswell...
Topics: xe500c13, celes, chromebook, archlinux, arch
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May 12, 2017 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Amazing Life Hack that will change your life forever. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2290 Tired of having back ache after Ironing Check out this amazing episode to hear how you too can transform a dull chore into an enjoyable experience !!!!
Topic: Amazing Life Hack
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May 11, 2017 sigflup
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Summary: Sigflup announces sendy send, which is a mechanism to tell if people read your email. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2289 http://ss.theadesilva.com/
Topics: HTML mail, read notification
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Summary: Installing and using virtualenvwrapper for python, (What I learned the hard way!) Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2288 Installing Virtual env wrapper in linux Best documentation I have found for working with virtualenvwrapper: http://python-guide-pt-br.readthedocs.io/en/latest/dev/virtualenvs/ Assuming you have pip installed. Install virtualenv sudo -H pip install virtualenv Install virtualenvwrapper sudo -H pip install virtualenvwrapper Modify your .bashrc file to...
Topics: python, programming
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May 9, 2017 dodddummy
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Summary: My attempt to start moving towards the RMS Model Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2287 My start towards the RMS ideal.
Topics: free software, richard stallman, RMS
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May 8, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: on the 2nd of February I had a stroke, this is my story Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2286 First off a disclaimer: anything I say here is my experience and is in no way intended as advice to anyone, everyone who experiences or is at risk of a stroke is different and you must make your own lifestyle choices based on professional advice. That clear lets get on with my show. On the 2nd February 2017 I had a Stroke, it came completely without warning. I was out with my...
Topics: health, stroke, recovery, TIA
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May 5, 2017 TheDUDE
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Summary: A show that covers the ongoing war between ticks (may they rot in hell) and everything else. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2285 Reminder: This show is released in .ogg a non patent encumbered format. https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/avoid/in_the_yard.html https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/avoid/on_people.html http://animals.mom.me/animals-eat-deer-ticks-10003.html http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks...
Topics: Ticks, Paranoia, Comedic, Informative?
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May 4, 2017 mirwi
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Summary: Replacing a failing capacitor in the power supply of an ethernet switch to make it work again. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2284 In this episode I simply let you participate with me replacing an electrolytic capacitor in the power supply of an Ethernet switch. The broken capacitor shows a bulge in its housing and was therefore easily identifiable. The supply voltage in the fault condition could be observed with an oscilloscope to completely collapse when load is...
Topics: Ethernet switch, capacitor, power supply
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Summary: Using double and single edge safety razors to save money Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2283 Single Edge, PTFE-Coated, Stainless Steel Blades Injector Style Stainless Steel, PTFE-Coated Blades Astra SP blades
Topics: shaving, razor, safety razor, razor blade
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May 2, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu talks about the Pathfinder RPG franchise, the OGL license, and the Adventure Card Game Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2282 Klaatu introduces you to the Pathfinder and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game . And since it's in the same neighborhood, Klaatu also mentions the Open Game License and mentions more than once Forgotten Realms .
Topics: game, gaming, tabletop, card, rpg
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May 1, 2017 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in April 2017 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2281 New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: fth , venam . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2261 Mon 2017-04-03 HPR Community News for March 2017 HPR Volunteers 2262 Tue 2017-04-04 Abstracting Nurse Jesus Eric Duhamel 2263 Wed 2017-04-05 Freak Does Geek fth 2264 Thu 2017-04-06 At The Library Bill "NFMZ1" Miller 2265 Fri...
Topic: Community News
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Apr 28, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: A description of living with the X61s for almost 2 weeks Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2280 HPR episode on Lenovo X61s part 2 Cost £36 including auction fees OS Free (any Linux will work well) Upgrade to 120Gig SSD £40 of ebay Total outlay £76 If you have to buy one then get an OS free one and don't pay more than £80-£100 depending if it has an SSD or not Hello HPR, a few episodes ago I talked of using the Lenovo X61s with Watt OS and...
Topics: Lenovo X61s, Linux Lite
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Summary: A quick podcast about sound with LUbuntu Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2279 https://allaboutmynonexistedworld.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/lubuntu-hdmi-sound-output/
Topics: Intel CompuStick, Lubuntu, pulse audio
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Apr 26, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Finishing off the subject of expansion in Bash (part 1) Series: Bash Scripting Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2278 Some supplementary Bash tips Pathname expansion; part 1 of 2 Expansion As we saw in the last episode 2045 (and others in this sub-series) there are eight types of expansion applied to the command line in the following order: Brace expansion (we looked at this subject in episode 1884 ) Tilde expansion (seen in episode 1903 ) Parameter and variable expansion...
Topics: Bash, expansion, pathname expansion, shopt
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Apr 25, 2017 m1rr0r5h4d35
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Summary: In this episode, I take a look at some different attempts to spread free internet access. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2277 Outernet Links - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outernet https://outernet.is/products/ http://gizmodo.com/what-is-the-outernet-and-is-it-the-future-of-the-intern-1659647614 Project Loon - http://gizmodo.com/tag/project-loon Facebook internet.org - http://gizmodo.com/all-the-reasons-experts-are-so-pissed-about-facebook-s-1705526855...
Topics: free internet, Outernet, Project Loon
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Apr 24, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu talks about Tunnels & Trolls solo RPG series, and Dungeon Delvers Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2276 Klaatu reviews the solo RPG experience provided by Tunnels & Trolls community. Additionally, he mentions a nice Creative Commons rulebook (if you can call 2 pages a book) called Dungeon Delvers .
Topics: game, gaming, tabletop, book, rpg
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Apr 21, 2017 Ahuka
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Summary: A look at the lineup for the 2017 event. Series: Penguicon Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2275 Penguicon 2017 is a combined technology and science fiction convention in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, and presents over 500 hours of programming over the entire weekend. Of this, around 100 hours are open source, tech-related. In this episode I give you a look at the lineup you can expect to see. Links: http://2017.penguicon.org/
Topic: Penguicon 2017
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Summary: A short talk about converting a MS Surface pro from windows to unbuntu Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2274 Hi. I purchased the first MS Pro on ebay after hearing of a like project on the Linux Action Show. I do a lot of traveling and I am always feeling bad about not having a something with open source on it. So one of the best for travel is the MS surface pro. In short it works great with Ubuntu.
Topics: Microsoft Surface Pro, Ubuntu
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Apr 19, 2017 m1rr0r5h4d35
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Summary: In this episode, I cover some of the basics of Fountain Pens Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2273 For a good basic rundown of the parts of a fountain pen, The Goulet Pen Company has a fairly decent page at: https://www.gouletpens.com/anatomy-of-a-fountain-pen Fountain pens on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheInkNouveau https://www.youtube.com/user/sbrebrown https://www.youtube.com/user/PenHabit
Topics: fountain pen, nib, feed, barrel, section, cartridge, converter, piston fill
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Apr 18, 2017 OnlyHalfTheTime
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Summary: A tale from the trenches. When good servers go bad. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2272 So we had this server. As all servers are wont to do, this one had run successfully for a number of years. Everything worked perfectly until it didn’t. It ran, to my knowledge, only Hyper-V Server on its system drive, and had a second set of drives for hosting the VM that ran Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to service our depot. Our depot was on its own physical network, sharing with...
Topics: Windows, Servers, IT, MSP, Story
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Apr 17, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: an introduction to the new Pi Zero W from the Raspberry Pi Foundation Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2271 In this episode I talk about the new Raspberry Pi Zero W single board computer released on 28th February 2017 to coincide with the 5th Birthday of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. This tiny 65x30mm single board PC has the following specs 1GHz, single-core CPU 512MB RAM Mini HDMI and USB On-The-Go ports Micro USB power HAT-compatible 40-pin...
Topics: Raspberry Pi, Zero W, single board computer, sbc
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Apr 14, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Looking for the best way to store and manage tags in the HPR database, part 3 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2270 Managing tags on HPR episodes - 3 Introduction This is the third (and last) show looking at the subject of Managing Tags relating to HPR shows. In the first show we looked at why we need tags, and examined the advantages and disadvantages of the present system of storage. We considered the drawbacks of this design when searching the tags. Then in the second...
Topics: HPR, database, schema, tags, many-to-many
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Apr 13, 2017 venam
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Summary: A sample show of the nixers podcast. Adam's story, milky chocolate, unicomp, and plan9 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2269 More on https://nixers.net/showthread.php?tid=1991 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicomp http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9/ http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/taoup/html/plan9.html http://mobile.osnews.com/story.php/15235...ng-System/ http://mobile.osnews.com/story.php/15235...tem//page2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_milk...
Topics: Unix, Technology, Plan9, Keyboard
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Apr 12, 2017 Bill "NFMZ1" Miller
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Summary: Websites and apps used for planning fishing trips Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2268 Whether hitting your local lake or planning a day trip out, it is always good to consult tech that can help out making the trip as successful as possible. Here are the items mentioned in the podcast: Google Weather https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.macropinch.swan&hl=en Google Maps https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps&hl=en...
Topics: fish, fishing
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Apr 11, 2017 sigflup
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Summary: Sigflup and Siss talk about digital art and what it means to them Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2267 Sigflup's art!!! Siss's art!!!! Sigflup's Book!!! Siss's books!!
Topic: digital art
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Apr 10, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu talks about the Lone Wolf solo RPG series Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2266 Klaatu talks about the Lone Wolf series of solo RPG gamebooks from the 1980s.
Topics: game, gaming, tabletop, book, rpg
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Apr 7, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: I talk about installing WattOS on the X61s Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2265 This is a follow on show from the one about WattOS on the Acer AspireOne I did recently. I talk about installing and running of the OS on this 10+ year old laptop and how they are still a viable option as a cheap laptop. Note all the recording, and uploading to HPR of this episode was done on the X61s http://planetwatt.com/new/ https://www.cnet.com/uk/products/lenovo-thinkpad-x61s/review/...
Topics: WattOS, Lenovo X61s
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Apr 6, 2017 Bill "NFMZ1" Miller
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Summary: What my local library offers Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2264 Check out your local library. If you are a cord cutter or looking for cheap alternatives to some of the following: Ebooks Emagazines Audibooks DVD's Blu rays CD's And much much more!
Topics: EBooks, audio books, Emagazines, Chromebooks, Movies, TV Shows, Computers
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Apr 5, 2017 fth
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Summary: A drift through a variety of topic with the letter A as the "Anchor" Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2263 A similar type of audio recorder that was discussed. MP3 discussed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP3 The audio enhanced superhero series discussed... avoid the movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daredevil_(TV_series) Star wars and the trash compactor and the cardboard playset I had:...
Topics: audio, tape recorder, mp3
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Apr 4, 2017 Eric Duhamel
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Summary: how I abstracted random number generation for more syntactic sugar Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2262 NOTE: the audio recording appears to have periodic jitter. As I recorded at 44.1 Khz this time, I wonder if my S2 just handles recording at a lower quality better, and if so I'll prefer lower quality over jitter in the recording. In this episode I explain why and how I abstracted random number and choice generation into self-sustainable methods for objects. A...
Topics: video games, programming, object-oriented, game development, abstraction
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Apr 3, 2017 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in March 2017 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2261 New hosts Welcome to our new hosts: BobJonkman , @einebiene . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2238 Wed 2017-03-01 Gnu Awk - Part 6 Dave Morriss 2239 Thu 2017-03-02 making jerky Jezra 2240 Fri 2017-03-03 Amateur Radio Round Table Various Hosts 2241 Mon 2017-03-06 HPR Community News for February 2017 HPR Volunteers 2242 Tue...
Topic: Community News
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Mar 31, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Looking for the best way to store and manage tags in the HPR database, part 2 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2260 Managing tags on HPR episodes - 2 Introduction This is the second show looking at the subject of Managing Tags. In the first show we looked at why we need tags, examined the present system and considered its advantages and disadvantages. In this episode we will look at a solution using a separate table of tags. Long notes This is a detailed subject so I...
Topics: HPR, database, schema, tag, SQL, foreign key
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Mar 30, 2017 Jon Kulp
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Summary: Response to hpr2212 with my own uses and recollections of the awesome legacy medium of the minidisc Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2259 This is a walking-and-talking response to hpr2212 (meanderings Cyberpunk and the Minidisc, The Cyberpunk history of the Sony Minidisc, hosted by Quvmoh on 2017-01-24) with my own uses and recollections of this awesome legacy medium. Video about my USB power supply hack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v53k2RCT-lA Links My Minidisc...
Topics: audio, minidisc, digital media
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Mar 29, 2017 Bill "NFMZ1" Miller
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Summary: Quick recipe for that last minute party Series: Cooking Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2258 I have heard out here a few recipes so I figured I would throw one out here that goes over real well when we make it. Recipe: 1 Lb. Keilbasa (your choice) 2 TBSP Ketchup 2 TBSP Brown Sugar 2 Table spoons jelly (I have used orange Marmalade, Grape Jelly and various flavors of Jalapeno or pepper jelly) Crock Pot (Slow cooker) or sauce pan In crock pot add Kielbasa sliced in...
Topics: keilbasa, recipe, food
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Mar 28, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: a short show about the Linux distro Watt OS Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2257 In this short episode I tell you about installing Watt OS onto an Acer Aspire One Netbook from 2008. This net book came with a 8Gig SSD installed and a 32bit 1.6G atom processor and many modern Linux spins are just too big for the hardware. However Watt OS came to the rescue and installed on the Netbook without issue. I plan to give it a go on a Lenovo x61 shortly...
Topics: Linux, OS, OS Watt
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Mar 27, 2017 Eric Duhamel
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Summary: how I allowed more display resolutions in a modular game design Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2256 NOTE: the audio didn't cut together as smoothly as I remember from the first time, probably because I forgot to record at 44.1 KHz In this episode I explain in broad terms how I programmed a game system to adjust its display resolution using three distinct modules operating individually and in concert. The "metagame" (launcher) module accepts an argument...
Topics: video games, programming, object-oriented, game development, design patterns
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Mar 24, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: HPR is a wonderful yet fragile project completely dependent on a steady flow of shows from hosts Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2255 The Good Ship HPR Hacker Public Radio What is it? The podcast called Hacker Public Radio (HPR) is an amazing phenomenon. It has been providing an episode a day every weekday for years, and these episodes originate from the community. I heard someone refer to HPR as “ Crowd Sourced ” which seemed like a good way of describing things....
Topics: HPR, community, contribution, podcast
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Mar 23, 2017 Steve Saner
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Summary: Steve talks about the hobby of model rocketry including some of the advanced aspects of the hobby. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2254 Introduction to Model Rocketry In this episode I introduce the hobby of model rocketry. I specifically highlight some of the advanced elements of the hobby to show how model rocketry goes from being a fun activity for kids to a serious hobby enjoyed by many adults. Outline History of model rocketry. Early amateur experimentation with...
Topics: hobbies, rockets, models, rocketry
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Mar 22, 2017 @einebiene
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Summary: Cutting and using a stencil made of thick foil Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2253 To make a stencil you need a motif thick foil/cardboard/metal sheet sharp knife/scalpel To use a stencil: stencil tape paint sponge/spray can a surface to put it on Find a motif or make your own Copy/print motif on thick foil Cut out the black parts carefully Tape stencil to surface Apply paint with sponge Carefully take off stencil Tadaaaaaaa
Topics: stencil, diy
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Mar 21, 2017 Various Hosts
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Summary: Hacker Public Radio new years eve show episode 6 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2252 HPR new years eve show episode 6 yet more about SBCs spoken languages programming languages open source creative podcast http://monsterjavaguns.com/podcast/ synaptic driver http://search.code4sale.com some enlightenment love Blender love will the ubuntu phone die in 2017? can we trust Google programming on ubuntu touch with lazarus http://www.lazarus-ide.org gpd win...
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Mar 20, 2017 Various Hosts
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Summary: Hacker Public Radio new years eve show episode 5 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2251 HPR new years eve show episode 5 coffee and tea screw fifty's ISP home networking SBCs: Vocore2 http://vocore.io Blackswift http://www.black-swift.com Banana pi http://www.banana-pi.org Pine 64 https://www.pine64.org crowd funding fun Linux Fests goggle police stories More crowd funding and SBCs
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Mar 17, 2017 Various Hosts
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Summary: Hacker Public Radio new years eve show episode 4 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2250 HPR new years eve show episode 4 pine 64 laptop https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=3707 x86 vs arm arm devices as a home NAS device retropie (the gateway into SBCs) https://retropie.org.uk how / should we consume our video content Jonathan Nadeau's book https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vision-inspirational#/ New years traditions 3D printing fun Car talk Fireworks and Disney Exploring...
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Mar 16, 2017 Various Hosts
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Summary: Hacker Public Radio new years eve show episode 3 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2249 HPR new years eve show episode 3 Carrie Fisher voting / politics heritages Wikipedia for news pizza gate why we love Linux text editors forum fun coffee is great making money with free software free software in the workplace Single board computers
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Mar 15, 2017 Various Hosts
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Summary: Hacker Public Radio new years eve show episode 2 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2248 HPR new years eve show episode 2 Linux KDE Neon https://neon.kde.org Steamship Virginia V https://www.virginiav.org Arthur foss http://nwseaport.org/historic-fleet/tugboat-arthur-foss/ Tablet computing Ham radio Ham in the oven Booze Fraternities Linux Fests Remembering Matthew Williams Bob Jonkman mentions the Kitchener-Waterloo LinuxFest http://kwlinuxfest.ca fixing audio on a...
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Mar 14, 2017 Various Hosts
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Summary: Hacker Public Radio new years eve show episode 1 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2247 HPR new years eve show episode 1 FiftyOneFifty’s home network FiftyOneFifty talks guns Reg A talks about his early days of computing Caganer nativity scenes: Wikipedia entry Stephen Fry speaking about the tradition on QI The US Air Force booze food and cpap machines earliest memories discuss our early days of computing knightwise and mobile computing drw’s early days of computing...
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Mar 13, 2017 operat0r
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Summary: Ya RSS say something. I talk about my comics only RSS feed Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2246 Comics: https://rmccurdy.com/scripts/comics.rss split out: https://rmccurdy.com/scripts/ reall old sec feed https://rmccurdy.com/scripts/feeds.rss
Topics: RSS, Comics, html, scripting